Thursday, April 19, 2007

Daily Update - 18 April 2007

Well, today was not fun. Masinja had a seizure and scared the daylights out of his nurses. They don't know what caused it, but they're watching him closely. They changed his feeding pattern from 3 hours continuously, to just every 3 hours. They're also trying to give him a bottle 1 to 2 times a day, but they're taking it slow because of the seizure.

T.M.M. and I both got to hold Masinja again today, so that was good. It's funny to watch him make faces at us. He actually scared himself, because he went to cry and hadn't heard himself make a noise like that, so he look startled, but he calmed down pretty quickly.

Madelinja is still scheduled for surgery tomorrow. Her shunt will be the Ventriculoatrial (VA) placement, meaning the tube will run from her brain to the right atrium of her heart. They normally run the tube to the belly, but because of all the issues she's had, they don't want to mess with her intestines. We're not sure if the shunt will be toward the top of her head or toward the back, so we'll be asking about that later.

That's all for today.


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